Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Siloam Show Girl

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Jan 7, 2018 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Siloam Show Girl' is a dormant diploid introduced in 1981 by Henry-P..

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 1984

This plant can be found in our Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Siloam Show Girl') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Siloam Show Girl')
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Name: Ginny G
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Jan 7, 2018 6:47 PM CST
This was my first summer for Siloam Show Girl. I shared a fan with my granddaughter and put the rest in my new mini garden. I got a few blooms that were so dainty and velvety. Hopefully I get good increase and lots more blooms next summer Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
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Jan 8, 2018 3:19 AM CST
Pauline Henry has made a dramatic contribution to the Siloam collection.
Even at the end of a hot day, there is a striking colour statement. Here is a throat of wonderful graduating colour, blending out to the red band or eye, and beyond.

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And next is something I don't always notice: here the intense colour of the throat is echoed along the length of the stamens.

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Name: David McCausland
Horseheads, NY (Zone 5a)
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Jan 8, 2018 5:07 AM CST
I have grown this one for many years. It is a consistent performer in zone 5. I have never tried to use its pollen or set seeds on it, but the bees are successful. Blooms above the foliage.

Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Jan 10, 2018 10:52 AM CST
I have grown SSG for several years now. I plan to germinate some seeds from Siloam Show Girl X Indy Long Legs this winter. We'll see how that goes. I will have to take note next year when SSG blooms to see the "throat is echoed along the length of the stamens" as HemNorth mentioned. I love the color and the shading of the eye in SSG. One of my favorite smaller DL's. It does well in my zone 5 garden. It does reach its registered height and bloom size.

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Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
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Jan 11, 2018 5:09 AM CST
Let me know if you find that detail on the stamens this summer, Petruske. And good luck with your seeds of that cross. let us know what you come up with. Siloam Show Girl sure is sweet, and she does have a generous supply of buds.
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